1st International ICST conference on No SQL Databases and Social Applications June 6-8, 2012, Berlin, Germany.
Submission deadline 15 February 2012
Notification and Registration opens 31 March 2012
Camera-ready deadline 30 April 2012
Start of Conference 6 June 2012
From the call for papers:
The INOSA conference in Berlin / Germany focuses on breakthroughs, new concepts and applications for developing, operating and optimizing social software systems, as well analysing and exploiting the data created by these systems.
Computer Science is intertwined with users from its early beginnings. There is hardly a software just for itself. Each software is created for user needs. This process has now reached the private life. The Internet, Web and wireless communication has fundamentally changed our daily communication and how information flows in commercial and private networks. New issues came up with this trend: Non-SQL databases offer better feature for a number of social applications. Semantic systems helps to bridge the gap between words and their meaning. Data mining and inference helps to extract implicit facts. P2P systems are proper answers to an increasing amount of data that shall be exchanged. In 2010, more smart phones than computer are sold. Mobile devices and context aware systems (e.g. locations based systems) play a major role for social applications. New threats accompany these trends as well, though. Social hacking, lost of privacy, vague or complex copy rights are just one of them.
Lutz Maicher is on the organizing committee so it would be nice to see some topic map papers at the conference.